Gazette 20/10/2023

Headteacher’s Message

Dear Glebe Families

I can’t quite believe we have reached the end of half term.  What a busy and successful term we’ve had.

We were all blown away by the overwhelmingly positive feedback and comments at parents’ evening this week.  Thank you for choosing Glebe and being part of our journey.

I think it’s fair to say both staff and children alike are exhausted at this point so it leaves me only to say have a fantastic, fun-filled and restful half term break.

We can’t wait to return refreshed and ready for the Christmas term.

Thank you for all of your support.

Martyn Clarke




A huge well done this week to:

1D: Leo B and Myla S

1M: Jack W and Jessica D

2N: George F and Evie-Jo C

2VC: Amelia N and Antonio H-M

3/4 J: Annabelle B and Ariella I

3/4 P: Millie J and Betsy B

3/4 R: Peyton S and Gracie Mai H


5A: Lois H and Kian T

5HA: James R and Leyton M

6A: Emily K and Alex F

6L: Rae W and Ronnie M


Attendance: Our school target is 97%

Year to date 94.9%

We expect pupils to be in school everyday.

We will not authorise term time absence except in exceptional circumstances and where appropriate, Essex County Council will issue fines.


RS: 98.2% 3/4R: 97.0%
RP: 82.2% 3/4P: 92.3%
1D: 90.7% 5A: 96.2% 
1M: 94.3% 5HA: 97.3%
2N: 90.7%  6A: 95.5%
2VC: 95.9% 6L: 92.4%
3/4J: 95.7%  

This week, the class with the highest attendance was RS with 98.2%.  Well done!  The attendance reward will be coming your way.


Year 6

A reminder that the statutory national closing date for secondary school applications is 31 October 2023.  

Fundraiser for Brain Tumour Research

On Saturday 11 November, Mrs Postlethwaite is doing an abseil down ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Olympic Park in London in aid of Henry, a Year 1 pupil, who is battling a brain tumour for the second time.  The charity Henry, his family and Mrs Postlethwaite have chosen is Brain Tumour Research.  Any support is welcome via this link.

Girls’ Football – Glebe vs Edward Francis

The girls’ football team had a very challenging match on Monday, away at Edward Francis.  Although we lost this time, the girls battled with heads held high and smiles on their faces, despite the rain!  Miss Mitchell and Mrs Norman’s Player of the Match is Mia C, who made some incredible saves in goal in the first half; and worked so hard in an attacking position in the second half, showing she is a skilful all-rounder all over the pitch.

Key Dates

30 October – Return to school.

10 November – Remembrance assembly live (KS2).  Disco 3.15pm to 4.45pm EYFS/KS1 & 5.00pm to 7.00pm KS2.

16, 17, 20, 22, 23 November – Family book fair from 3.30pm to 4.00pm.

17 November – Parent session – Bring your parent to lunch – Year 2 – Details to follow.

21 November – Family book fair from 2.30pm to 3.10pm (parents only).

22 November – Individual school photographs. 

23 November – New Intake Open Evening – 5.00pm to 7.00pm.  School closes at 1.30pm.

24 November – Inset – School closed.

8 December – Year 5/6 Christmas production will be at the Church. Time TBC.

12 December – 9.30am Nursery production.

13 December – FoGPS Elf Emporium/Santa’s Grotto.

14 December – FoGPS Panto, Christmas dinner, Christmas jumper day.

15 December – 9.30am Year 3/4 production, 2.30pm Year 1/2 production.

18 December – 9.15am Year 1/2 production, 2.30pm Reception production.

19 December – 9.15am Reception production, 2.15pm Year 3/4 production.

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